Our approach

We operate

Under the Technology Programme at HIP. It has contact points at each partner university of HIP.

We offer

An ideal package of both funding and business support to accelerate innovative business concepts.

We are looking for

Researchers, entrepreneurs and SMEs with potentially disruptive technological innovations.


1. Interested in joining?

Fill the letter of interest template and send the document to fbc(nospam)@hip.fi.

2. The preliminary screening

The preliminary screening will evaluate suitability of the idea for the FBC program. If required FBC will then help find a CERN technical match in order to finalize your application.

3. Finalising the application

The application is finalised as necessary with the applicant and the connection to CERN technologies is established.

Our incubatees


The purpose of FBC is to aid Finnish researchers, entrepreneurs and SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises) to gain access to CERN related technology developments. FBC is part of the network of BICs involved in utilizing technological developments at CERN.


The Helsinki Institute of Physics is a physics research institute that is operated jointly by the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, the University of Jyväskylä, the Lappeenranta University of Technology, and the Tampere University of Technology. .


CERN, near Geneva, is the world’s largest laboratory for particle physics. It was the birthplace of the World Wide Web in 1990 and is home to the Large Hadron Collider where Higgs’ particle was found in 2012. CERN celebrated its 60 year birthday in 2014 signifying its extensive and long-lasting technology development history.

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